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Journal of Financial Services Research

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Bank Transparency and the Market’s Perception of Bank Risk

We investigate the effect of bank transparency on systematic and idiosyncratic risk in the stock market. Using the extent of individual banks’ timely recognition of expected loan losses and the amount of discretionary loan loss provisions as …


Quantifying and Stress Testing Operational Risk with Peer Banks’ Data

One of the main challenges that banks face in quantifying operational risk is the instability of risk estimates caused by heavy-tailed and insufficient loss data. To address these issues, we propose a loss scaling method to combine a bank’s …


Did Negative Interest Rates Improve Bank Lending?

Since 2012 several central banks have introduced a negative interest rate policy (NIRP) aimed at boosting real spending by facilitating an increase in the supply and demand for bank loans. We employ a bank-level dataset comprising 6558 banks from …


The Systemic Risk Implications of Using Credit Ratings Versus Quantitative Measures to Limit Bond Portfolio Risk

Despite intense criticism, agency credit ratings are still widely used in regulation and risk management. One possible alternative is to replace them with quantitative default risk measures. For US data, I find that systemically relevant losses …


Banking Crises and Market Timing: Evidence from M&As in the Banking Sector

We investigate whether the gains are greater for banks that conduct mergers and acquisitions (M&As) during banking crises than during non-crisis periods. We contribute to the literature by examining 1984 M&As using global banking sample from 106 …

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The Journal of Financial Services Research publishes high quality empirical and theoretical research on the demand, supply, regulation, and pricing of financial services. Financial services are broadly defined to include banking, risk management, capital markets, mutual funds, insurance, venture capital, consumer and corporate finance, and the technologies used to produce, distribute, and regulate these services. Macro-financial policy issues, including comparative financial systems, the globalization of financial services, and the impact of these phenomena on economic growth and financial stability, are also within the JFSR’s scope of interest. The Journal seeks to promote research that enriches the profession’s understanding of financial services industries, to elevate industry and product efficiencies, as well as to inform the debate and promote the formulation of sound public policies.

Officially cited as: J Financ Serv Res

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